Work/Life Balance

What will a 401(k) buy?

February 19, 2015 Categorized in: Personal DevelopmentWork/Life Balance

The average 401(k) balance registered with the Vanguard mutual fund company was $101,650 in mid-2014. That’s up 80% since the end of 2008.

Work days just keep getting longer

January 23, 2015 Categorized in: Work/Life Balance

Full-time U.S. workers now put in an average of 47 hours a week, according to recent Gall­­up poll.
If you ask Sara Geiger, she’ll tell you it’s fantastic. Geiger loves the atmosphere at the eight-building campus in Menlo Park, Calif. She loves the free meals, the on-site gym and happy hour drinks. Most of all, reports Claire Moorman in the Dubois County Herald, she feels like she belongs there.
There are endless tips and tricks to mitigate the effects of stress, but what if you could shift your stress mindset altogether? A technique called “adding the opposite” can help you do just that, writes Lea McLeod, founder of The Job Success Lab.
Turn your next meeting into a walkabout … Spin your tips into a blog or podcast … Read another reason to love coffee.

Time to take back your vacation time

November 11, 2014 Categorized in: Work/Life Balance

Vacation is a time to get away from your job and recharge, but in 2013, the American Psychological Association reported half of American employees checked their email at least once a day during their time off  work. Still, it is possible to get a real break from work.
Get moving—even if it’s just for a few minutes … Learn the power of the doodle … Boost your chances of career success with three simple steps.
If you are looking for happiness, you are looking for harmony. The Healthy Eating Guide’s Scott Christ offers some ways to make your­­self happier.
Make sharing the first thing you do when you get home after work … Take 225 words of notes per minute with a pen … Does it really take 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill as author Malcolm Glad­­well claims?
A variety of recent studies have ex­­plored the connections be­­tween people’s motivation during workouts and the music they listen to as they exercise. What they’ve found is that music does make a difference.
At times, you may feel your motivation begin to flag. But while a little dysphoria is normal, the blues can turn into full-blown job burnout.
Here are three types of balance to bring to your life to harmonize your body and mind and boost work performance.
You’re not alone if you find yourself needing to “digitally detox” and come up with creative ways to ban digital devices from parts of your life. Caroline Tell, The New York Times, came up with a few ways to do it.